Marion, OH asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio

Q: Do the 17 year old girls biological parents have custody of her newborn

If a 17 year old girl that is still living at her parents home and still under their custody gets pregnant and has a baby and still only bring 17 years old and still at home at the time of childbirth, does that put the 17 year olds newborn baby under the custody oh her parents?

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David Scott Heier
David Scott Heier
  • Canandaigua, NY
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The grandparents of the infant do not have official custody of the baby. They do stand "In Loco Parentis" to the baby since the mother is a minor and so the grandparents have the responsibility of providing the functions of an adult parent until the mother turns 18.

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